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Samsung Galaxy A8 (2016) spotted on GFXBench with Exynos 7420 SoC, 5.1-inch display

The SM-A810, which is alleged to be the Galaxy A8 (2016), has been spotted on GFXBench. The benchmark listing reveals the device is powered by an octa-core 2.1GHz processor (Exynos 7420 chipset) and sports a 5.1-inch full HD display. RAM is 3GB, while internal memory is 32GB. In terms of camera, the handset features a 16MP rear unit and a 5MP front shooter. It runs Android version 6.0.1 out of the box. The SM-A810 was also recently spotted on Zauba, revealing a price tag of around $205. Source 1 2 | Via

AMD announces Radeon RX 470 and RX 460

After launching the $200 Radeon RX 480, AMD is continuing its assault at the lower-end of the consumer graphics card market. The company announced two new budget graphics cards based on the new Polaris GPU, the Radeon RX 470 and the RX 460. While the 480 is meant for budget VR gaming, the 470 is for 1080p 60fps ultra setting gaming while the 460 is primarily for 1080p 90fps gaming at High settings in e-sports titles. The RX 470 uses a Polaris 10 GPU based on the GCN 4.0 architecture. It has 32 compute units with 2048 stream processors, down from 36 CU and 2304 SP on the RX 480. It...

Report says Galaxy Note7 will come with Samsung's Cloud service

A couple of weeks ago, it was revealed that Samsung has filed a trademark for something called "Samsung Cloud Together" in Europe, with details confirming that it's actually a cloud storage service for phones and tablets. Now, according to a new report, the service will carry the 'Samsung Cloud' moniker and will debut on the South Korean company's upcoming Galaxy Note7 smartphone. Needless to say, the service will allow users to backup their data to the cloud. This will not only help save storage space on their device, but will also let them access backed-up data from any of the...

Yet another round of layoffs at Microsoft to affect 2,850 people

After massive job cuts last year, Microsoft has announced another round of layoffs. While the earlier number stood at over 7,000, the Redmond, Washington-based company is cutting approximately 2,850 roles this time. "In addition to the elimination of 1,850 positions that were announced in May 2016, approximately 2,850 roles globally will be reduced during the year as an extension of the earlier plan, and these actions are expected to be completed by the end of fiscal year 2017," Microsoft said in its latest filing with the Securities and Exchange Commission. While last year's lay...

V10 successor arriving this quarter, LG confirms

LG has confirmed that a new V series smartphone will be launched sometime this quarter. While the South Korean company didn't reveal the device's name, it's reasonable to expect that the handset in question is the successor to last year's V10. LG V10 The time frame revealed by LG is inline with a recent report that said the phone - alleged to be called V20 - will be made official in the month of September, which is less than a year after the V10 was launched. The confirmation on the V20's arrival time-frame came as part of LG's Q2 2016 earnings announcement. While the company...

Google announces add-ons for Sheets and Docs Android apps

Google has announced add-ons for its Docs and Sheets apps on Android. The Mountain View, California-based company says these add-ons will help users get more work done on the go. "Whether it's readying a contract you have for e-signature from your phone, or pulling in CRM data on your tablet for some quick analysis while waiting for your morning coffee, Android add-ons can help you accomplish more," Google says in a blog post. Some of these add-ons include DocuSign, which lets you create signature envelopes right from the Docs app; ProsperWorks, which allows you to import CRM data...

Tizen phones coming to Africa

Samsung is planning to bring its Tizen-powered phones to Africa. According to a new report, the upcoming Samsung Z2 will be launched in African countries like South Africa, Nigeria, and Kenya, in addition to some Asian markets including India, Indonesia, Nepal, Sri Lanka, Bangladesh. The launch is expected to happen sometime in October this year. Z2 will be the first Tizen phone to support 4G LTE as well as remote assistance feature. The report notes that Kenya is upgrading its existing 2G network with an aim to make it 4G capable, while Nigeria is also establishing 4G infrastructure, so...

Samsung Galaxy Folder 2 is now Bluetooth certified

After being spotted on Zauba and FCC, the SM-G1600 - which is alleged to be the Samsung Galaxy Folder 2 flip phone - has now received certification from the Bluetooth Special Interest Group (SIG), indicating an imminent launch. While the latest certification doesn't reveal anything about the device, from what we've heard so far, the device is powered by a 1.4GHz Qualcomm processor and sports a 3.8-inch touchscreen display. RAM is 2GB, while internal memory is 8GB, although expandable. In terms of camera, the device is said to feature an 8MP rear unit and a 5MP front shooter. It is...

Xiaomi Redmi Pro is going to use Chinese-made OLED panels

Xiaomi announced the Redmi Pro at a special event yesterday, and this is the Chinese company's most high-end Redmi-branded device ever. One thing that stands out in its spec list is the fact that it uses an OLED display. That's not something you'd expect to see in a phone that starts at $225 - because OLED panels are notoriously more expensive than LCDs. Yet if you do get a phone with an OLED screen, then that panel is probably made by Samsung, since the Korean company apparently holds a market share of almost 95% in the space. Well, that expectation isn't being met in the Xiaomi Redmi...

Apple's Lightning-to-3.5mm adapter for the iPhone 7 supposedly surfaces in Vietnam

Most rumors talking about the iPhone 7 have mentioned that this year Apple is ditching the 3.5 mm headset jack for good. So at this point, after hearing this information from dozens of different sources, we're pretty much convinced it will happen. But, you may wonder, what will Apple do to keep its fans' anger in check? Well, apparently it all comes down to shipping a Lightning-to-3.5mm adapter in the box. When you buy one of the new iPhones, you also get the adapter. So if you have a pair of headphones that connect through that 3.5mm jack, you'll be able to continue using them. Such...

LeEco and Coolpad are working together on a high-end smartphone launching in August

When it's not buying American TV set makers, LeEco is busy purchasing controlling stakes in established Chinese smartphone manufacturers such as Coolpad. And now that the two companies have gotten closer (as LeEco holds a lot of Coolpad shares), they have also decided to collaborate on a new smartphone. It's still unclear what this device will be called, but the result of the cooperation between LeEco and Coolpad will definitely be high-end. On the back, it will sport the ever more prevalent dual camera setup, as seen in the leaked image below which purportedly shows the phone. It...

Samsung Gear S3 to be outed in September at IFA, rotary bezel in tow

Samsung's Gear S2 smartwatch is almost one year old at this point, so you might be wondering whether a successor will be announced soon. Well, if the latest rumor on the matter is right, then indeed it should. The new Samsung Gear S3 is apparently due to be officially presented at IFA in Berlin at the beginning of September. The new smartwatch will reportedly keep the round shape of its predecessor. Not only that, but it too will feature a rotary bezel just like the Gear S2. The bezel can be used on the existing device to navigate through menus, greatly enhancing usability since relying on...

Upcoming Lenovo Vibe P2 gets benchmarked with 4GB of RAM on board

Now that it's pretty much finished with Moto smartphone launches for the year (what with the new G4, G4 Plus, G4 Play, E3, Z, and Z Force all having already been made official), Lenovo is moving on to its other brand - Vibe. And its next device will carry that name. In fact, it's going to be the successor to the Vibe P1 from last year and Vibe P1 Turbo from February, and as you'd expect its name will be Lenovo Vibe P2. This handset has been benchmarked today, and through Geekbench's listing we get a glimpse at a couple of its specs. The device will be powered by the Qualcomm...

Note7-compatible Samsung Gear VR leaks in blurry image

If for some reason you've missed one of those blurry image leaks lately, well, here you go. What you can see below if you're adept at reading between the pixels is supposedly the upcoming New Gear VR by Samsung. This headset will probably be launched alongside the Galaxy Note7 at the company's event next week, because its main selling point should in fact be the compatibility with Samsung's newest phablet. Since the Note7 will have a USB Type-C port, the old Gear VR isn't going to work with it - hence the need for this new model. On the outside it certainly looks similar enough to...

Meizu VP hints the PRO 7 won't use the Exynos 8890

The Meizu Pro 6 is still fresh off the production lines, so it is quite early for the Pro 7. However, the rumor mill never sleeps and the alleged 2017 flagship has already been spotted in a couple of images. But catching a quick glimpse of design is one thing, discovering the specs is a whole other challenge and one that even Meizu likely hasn't tackled for the Pro 7 yet. Still, a recent social media group chat with a company VP might just hold a few insider tips regarding Meizu's future hardware choices. It is no secret that Meizu has a track record of creating very close...

Purported Meizu Smartwatch photos surface, possible unveil on August 10

A square retail box carrying Meizu branding has surfaced on Chinese microblogging platforms suggesting the company is preparing to ship a smartwatch soon. On top of that, a number of purported photos of the Meizu smartwatch itself have surfaced. The photos reveal a classy looking smartwatch with a leather band and metal casing. We can't confirm if this will be the actual product, but it does look stylish. Judging by the photos, there's no flat tyre, like the Moto 360. The alleged photos of the Meizu Smartwatch According to the report from XiaomiToday, the Meizu Smartwatch...

Apple iPhone 7 to go on pre-order September 9

The iPhone 7 and 7 Pro will go official in September with pre-orders allegedly starting on the 9th. Actual shipments will begin a week later, most likely on September 16 (a Friday). The exact date of the Apple event hasn't been confirmed yet. Confirmed: Pre-orders start on the 9th. You can extrapolate the launch event date from there. https://t.co/gwoPzIM1dI— Evan Blass (@evleaks) July 28, 2016 Last year, the iPhone 6s was unveiled on September 9th, pre-orders started on the 12th, but sales started two weeks later on September 25 (a Friday again). While we're at it, here are some...

Sharp Basio 2 is an oddball of a 5-incher with physical Phone and Message buttons

Sharp has come up with a rather unorthodox smartphone offering, likely limited to its home Japanese market. Looking at the specsheet alone there's nothing all that spectacular about the Basio 2 SHV36 (except perhaps its name) - a 5-inch 720p IGZO display, Snapdragon 617 chipset with an octa-core CPU, 2GB of RAM and 16GB of storage make for a run of the mill midranger. After a glance at the photos though, it immediately becomes evident that the Basio 2 is no ordinary smartphone. While it does run Android 6.0 Marshmallow, its control arrangement has little in common with the standard...

The iPhone 7 might feature a 3D touch home button

After a myriad of leaks and rumors, we are now fairly certain that the new iPhone lineup will be available in the middle of September. This shortness in time also tends to give the rest of the Apple rumor collection a certain air of plausibility as well. However, that logic seems to be failing quickly, with head-turning latecomers to the show, like the recent iPhone 6SE naming rumor or the shots of a trio of devices, instead of a duo. Continuing the same trend of alleged surprises, a new rumor suggests the next iPhone will have a 3D touch home button. The idea is that it will work similar...